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Covering the spread: The University of Washington Huskies

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For those of you out there that like to occasionally place a wager on sports to fill that hole in your pocket, this article about the Washington Huskies is for you.

Despite it being pretty early in retrospect, some of the very first college football betting lines are out; one of which includes the Pac 12 point spread.

Evident from this very early point spread is the fact that Oregon and USC will be the favorites to win the Pac 12, with a crucial game occurring between the two when the Ducks visit USC in week 10 of the college football season.

Although USC and Oregon will be garnering much of the publicity and recognition within the Pac 12 this year, the Washington Huskies will be a legitimate spoiler team in the Pac 12 title race.

Price and Sarkisian will be looking to improve further during the 2012 season.

While there are surely many games that many people will place heavy bets on during the Pac 12 season, for those of you that are not risky betters, these games for the Washington Huskies are sure to put a little bit more added cash in your pocket.

Week Eight: Washington (-7) at Arizona

Like many others who saw this odd, I was quite surprised when I first saw it.

Although Arizona is always ready to play spoiler, I believe the Washington Huskies will easily win this game by more than the 7 point spread indicated.

Nick Foles is gone and the Wildcats are a rebuilding team under new head coach Rich Rodriguez. While his system may be successful in the future, 2012 will not be the year the Wildcats come close to taking a Pac 12 title, yet alone contend with teams such as the Washington Huskies.

After an extremely tough stretch to open Pac 12 play with Stanford, Oregon, and USC, the Washington Huskies will be excited with the fact of a little bit more laid back game against the Wildcats.

Expect the Huskies to come in with their gears turning as Keith Price looks to lead the Huskies towards Pac 12 Title contention in 2012.

Week Nine: Oregon State at Washington (-13.5)

Husky, I mean Centurylink, Stadium will be rocking for this game.

At this point in time, the Huskies should be right in the thick of things in a fairly competitive Pac 12 North.

While an improving Oregon State Beaver team may present a threat, a Husky home game in Centurylink will overshadow any momentum the Beavers have accumulated throughout the season.

Once again, look for Keith Price to remain on the Heisman watch in this game as he gashes Oregon State through the air and on the ground as the Huskies march to a fairly easy victory.

Week Twelve: Washington (-10.5) at Colorado

Anybody else starting to get the feeling that the Washington Huskies are quite a bit under-appreciated by this betting site?

Though Colorado cannot be any worse (hopefully) than they were last season, the 2012 Buffaloes will still have their struggles in their 2nd year in the Pac 12.

Using this to their advantage, the Washington Huskies should be able to easily dispose of Colorado, resulting in yet another blowout win and a big momentum shift as the Dawgs head down the Pac 12 football stretch.

One can assume that one of the only reasons that Washington is only favored by 10.5 points is the fact that the game is in Boulder, and I’m not sure if their players can even breathe in that territory.

Week Thirteen: Washington (-3) at Washington State

The Washington Huskies are the 2011 Apple Cup Champions

This is yet another easy pick due to the fairly close betting line.

The Apple Cup, one of the most storied rivalries in the Pacific Northwest, has the Washington Huskies as 3 point favorites against host Washington State.

Pullman will be rocking for this one and yet another shot at spoiling a hope-filled season for the Huskies.

While the Cougars have viable threats on offense (WR Marquess Wilson, QB Jeff Tuel), their lack of defensive prowess will let the Huskies run and throw all over them.

They are an improving team that will contend in the Pac 12 very soon, but 2012 is not yet their season to reclaim Apple Cup glory.

Taking all this into account, betting is a very risky thing to do.

On any given day the worst team in the nation can upset even the mightiest of powerhouses. Expect there to be fluctuations in-between now and the actual game days due to injuries, statistics, and general team expectations.

With that in mind, these games listed above will surely give you wins that will translate into more cash in your pocket.

Want to bet on Washington? Try Bovada.


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